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Northern Light Health Respiratory Therapist- RTT in Bangor, Maine

Job Description Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Department: Respiratory Therapy Position is located: Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Work Type: Full Time FTE: 0.900000: 36 hours Work Schedule: 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM $5000.00 Night Sign-on Bonus Available. Summary: Under the supervision of the Cardiopulmonary Services Medical Director and Department Director, the Respiratory Therapist is responsible for providing cardiopulmonary care services in accordance with specific physician's orders, diagnostic, therapeutic and clinical assessments, provides patient education according to department policies and procedures. Responsibilities: PEOPLE o Interacts effectively in stressful and emergency situations o Receives positive ratings from staff, patients, and families regarding their interactions and job performance o Effectively communicates with management, staff, patients, families and physicians o Supports a team approach to patient care and department responsibilities and needs o Demonstrates the ability to work effectively with other staff members, management, and physicians o Uses appropriate chain of command o Supports a responsibility for patient care by accepting assignments o Supports a responsibility for patient care by accepting assignments o Demonstrates a willingness to be available for call and have flexible hours o Uses break time appropriately o Attends at least 50% of department meetings unless on approved leave o Satisfies requirements for state licensure in a timely fashion o Performs the duties of Charge Therapist: a. Downstaff and upstaff criteria are appropriately assigned; b. Workload is appropriately and fairly assigned and delegated; c. Proper chain of command is utilized in dealing with problem areas or situations; d. Equipment is processed and available for the on-coming shift; e. All avenues to provide adequate coverage for the on-coming shift are exhausted; f. Emergency situations are responded to quickly o Reads and initials the department communication book SERVICE o Demonstrates efficient and effective decision making skills for the non-acute and acute respiratory care of the: neonate, pediatric patient, adult o Notifies physician and department supervisor when requests for service do not fit protocols or when patient exhibits intolerance to treatment o Collaborates with healthcare team o Implements respiratory interventions according to policies, procedures, and protocols o Assumes responsibility for patient transport as needed by demonstrating the skills and knowldege necessary to provide patient transport o Demonstrates the skills necessary to initiate and maintain mechanical ventilation and airway adjuncts for the adult, neonatal, and pediatric patient o Maintains certifications and annual competencies o Responds in a timely fashion to requests for service QUALITY o Attends all mandatory inservices and skills days unless on approved leave o Satisfies requirements for state licensure in a timely fashion o Maintains airway management certification o Contributes to a clean, neat, and well-stocked work area o Follows through on problem patients, equipment, or areas that may compromise patient care and safety of patients/family/and others o Assists in cleaning, processing and assembling respiratory therapy equipment o Follows CLIO, OSHA and hospital policy regarding procurement and handling of specimens and sharps o Demonstrates ongoing awareness of and participates in the department's QI initiatives o Completes all audits or other assignments as assigned o Identifies potential areas for quality improvement o Participates in solving identified problems FINANCE o Assesses and documents accurately the patient's respiratory status and response to treatment o Completes all documentation according to hospital and department policy and procedure: patient charges; treatment sheets; MARs; care plans; Patient/Family education; all department QI forms Other information: Registered Respiratory Therapist Required. Competencies and skills: Essential: * No previous experience required. * Promotes Health and Safety: Promotes a healthy and safe environment for patients, employees and visitors. Advocates and models healthy physical and mental health behaviors even in challenging circumstances. Sets high quality standards and strives for continuous improvement and quality assurance by reporting and encouraging others to report near misses and safety issues. * Utilizes Resources Effectively: Understands how to get the most out of available resources and uses cost-benefit thinking in decision-making and in setting priorities. Monitors and analyzes resource usage to identify and eliminate areas of waste and maximize resources. As a leader, defines targets and provides appropriate means; oversees progress and makes adjustments when necessary. Appropriately delegates work, sets clear direction and manages workflow and time. Credentials: Essential: * Respiratory Therapist *Maine Respiratory Therapist license or eligible to sit for licensure Education: Essential: * Associate's Degree Working conditions: Essential: * Potential exposure to hazardous materials. * Lifting, moving and loading 20 to 30 pounds. * Continuous standing. * Continuous walking. Position Respiratory Therapist- RTT Location US:ME:Bangor Req ID 3579